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  •  While a Republican attracts a youth vote.... (0+ / 0-)

    The Adam Lanza youth vote:

    Peter [Lanza] recalled, “The funny part is that the separation [from Nancy Lanza] didn’t really change things for the kids very much.” He moved to Stamford, nearly an hour from Newtown, but still saw the boys every weekend. When Adam entered middle school, he proudly took Peter to see it. “And talk about talkative: man, that kid, you couldn’t shut him up!” Peter said. In the years that followed, they would talk about politics. Adam [Lanza] was a fan of Ron Paul, and liked to argue economic theory. He became fascinated with guns and with the Second World War, and showed an interest in joining the military. But he never talked about mass murder, and he wasn’t violent at school.

    -- Peter Lanza, the New Yorker interview

    Yeah, guys, we can find our silly complaints about Mary Landrieu. But the nutjobs go for the other nutjobs.

    Ron Effing Paul and Adam "SH26" Lanza. Perfect.

    •  And then........ (0+ / 0-)
      "Paul Appelbaum, a forensic psychiatrist at Columbia, points out that many young men are asocial and unhappy, spend too much time online, become video-game addicts—but cause no harm. The few dangerous ones are impossible to identify. “Even if we knew who they were or were likely to be, whether they’d actually accept treatment is an open question. Among the hardest people to engage in treatment are young males who may be angry, suspicious, and socially isolated. Coming to a therapist’s office for an hour a week just to pour their heart out doesn’t seem like a particularly attractive opportunity.”
      Just ask them what they think of Ayn Rand and Rand Paul.

      No problemo !

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